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The best plates in the business

Regtransfers is the UK's leading private registrations specialist. If you are looking for your perfect private reg, please use the search form on this page to enter your name, initials or whatever else you would like to use as the starting point in your quest. We have more numbers available than any other dealer in the country.

Changing your car's existing number for a private reg is a simple matter. We offer a fully managed transfer service that deals with all the paperwork for you ensuring that the whole process is completed as quickly as possible. When you visit our online checkout, or complete your transaction by telephone, you will be able to choose to take advantage of our transfer service or to deal with the procedure and red tape yourself. We recommend that you enjoy the peace of mind that comes from letting our many years of experience take care of the details for you.

Ensuring a trouble-free private registrations experience

Although it is a simple matter to buy and fit your own private registration plates, there are still rules that must be observed:

  • You must not put number plates on your car that would give the false impression of a younger age. For example, you cannot put a 51 plate from 2001 on a car whose original plates show it was first registered in 1997.
  • You must wait for the transfer process to be completed before fitting your new private reg plates to your car. If we have managed the transfer for you, we will inform you when the process is complete. At that point, it'll be time to get out the adhesive tape or screwdriver!
  • You must make sure that your new private reg plates comply with number plate standards and specifications.

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The role of DVLA

Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.

Regtransfers works closely with DVLA to complete registration transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regtransfers is a DVLA registered supplier of personal car registrations and number plates and is listed on the DVLA Registrations website. All number plates supplied by Regtransfers comply with DVLA's prescribed standards and regulations.

DVLA administers all UK registration transfers and issues updated registration documents when the registration number of a car is changed, or when a registration is removed from a vehicle and placed on a retention document in accordance with the DVLA Retention Scheme.

DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Regtransfers is not affiliated to the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Regtransfers is a recognised reseller of unissued Government stock.

Number plate regulations

When a car is on the road, it is an offence to display number plates bearing any number other than the vehicle's officially recorded registration number. If you purchase a private registration, you must complete the official transfer process before displaying the new number.

All registration number plates displayed on UK vehicles must comply with the official number plate regulations. DVLA oversees enforcement of number plates display regulations and maintains a register of approved manufacturers and retailers of vehicle number plates.

Regtransfers is not part of, and is not formally affiliated with DVLA.

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